Sunday, May 31, 2009


We went to the Children's Hospital on Friday and had another MRI done. Unfortunately we don't have any results. The hospital usually has two Doctors doing the MRI's and we are able to have one of the Dr. come out and tell us what the results are, but there was only one Dr. working on Friday. Our Oncology Clinic visit isn't until Tuesday of this week, so we won't know anything until we meet with our Oncology Doctor. It is crazy how long a few days can feel when you are waiting to hear what the next couple of months will be like for your daughter!!! Without knowing what is going on inside her little body she looks great. She has a spunky little attitude and a beautiful smile. I love being with her. You would never know that she had had anything wrong with her. Her hair is coming in so thick, it is great. I finally decided to put a little clip and a little gel in her hair. So this is what it turned out like (sorry I am not a photographer and they are not the best pictures):

Sunday, May 3, 2009

It Is Time For Another Blood Draw....... Again

I have been wanting to put this picture on my blog for awhile now and finally it is on. We were given the name of a very talented man that has decided to put on an art exhibit displaying his works of pastel. His theme is children that have either passed away from or are battling with a life threatening illness (he is donating the portraits to the families, WOW). His show will run from the end of December to the Middle of January (I believe). I was completely amazed with his work. We have the portrait hanging in our home until the art exhibit. I love it! Every time I look at it I am reminded of how strong she is, lessons learned, difficulties overcome and the sweet spirit she and her illness has brought to our family. I feel so blessed to have come in contact with such a wonderful human being that has taken his amazing talent and is using it to bless the lives of others. We will be forever grateful to him for allowing us to have such a wonderful keepsake in our home.
This week we we took our little one up to the Children's Hospital again for blood work. We were anxious to see the results of her Tumor Marker. Her count is up from 2.6 to 3.1 but still within normal range. I think that I will be anxious again until the next three weeks pass and we head back up for her scans. I never would have thought that I would actually look forward to her Scans, but I really like knowing what everything looks like with an actual visual picture rather than a number from her blood draws.